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April 2010

Carbon Trust Certifies Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer

The Dyson Airblade hand dryer is the first hand dryer to be awarded the Carbon Reduction Label from the Carbon Trust.

To secure the Carbon Reduction Label, the machine’s total carbon footprint – the amount of carbon emissions (CO2 and other greenhouse gases) produced from its materials and manufacture, transport, in-use and end of life – were measured and certified by the Carbon Trust. As part of the certification, Dyson has committed to reducing the Airblade hand dryer’s carbon emissions further in the next two years.

James Dyson says “Good design and environmental responsibility go hand in hand.  By considering the environment from the start, our engineers develop machines that are more powerful, perform better and work using less energy and materials.”

Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust says:

“Product carbon footprinting will help to deliver the lower carbon products of the future, by informing design decisions that drive out carbon emissions. We commend Dyson for their commitment to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of the Airblade hand dryer.”

Powered by the Dyson digital motor, the Dyson Airblade hand dryer channels cold air at 400mph - literally scraping water from hands in 10 seconds. Unlike conventional hand dryers, the Dyson machine does not require a power-hungry heating element to dry hands – making it nearly 80% more energy efficient. And it avoids paper towel waste in landfills.

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